15 Pairs of Flattering Wide-Leg Trousers


For most petite women, wearing a skinny cropped pant with a heel is an easy, yet flattering outfit that won’t overpower small frames. But rather than fear a more voluminous silhouette, these women should try a pair of wide-leg trousers, which give the illusion of a taller and slimmer figure. The roomy bottoms offer movement while disguising any misgivings one may have about her hips. Choose a pair that are cut just wide enough to brush against the body before flowing past the knee. Then create a hem that skims the ground to reveal only the tips of shoes. Test out the trend by wearing a vibrant patterned version like Theory’s bird-printed pants with a slim T-shirt to create a clean line from head-to-toe. If you want to dabble in spring’s crop top trend, a slightly high-waisted pair (like ASOS’s navel-covering deep red version) is ideal for an outfit that only reveals a hint of skin. And should you need an easy work-friendly look, rag & bone’s periwinkle trousers would go great with a tailored blouse.

Click ahead to see all fifteen of our favorite flattering options.